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Russia launches Sochi Olympics

February 7, 2014 SOCHI, Russia — A Russia in search of global vindication kicked off the Sochi Olympics looking more like a Russia that likes to party, with a pulse-raising opening ceremony about fun and sports... more »»

Women ski jumpers finally get chance on big stage

February 7, 2014 SOCHI, Russia — About the only thing that grounds America's women ski jumpers is when they're asked to talk about the men. They shouldn't have to much longer. more »»

Frenette gearing up for first competition jumps

February 7, 2014 KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia - The U.S. men's ski jumping team, including Saranac Lake's Peter Frenette, is gearing up for its first competition of the 2014 Winter Olympics this weekend. more »»

The rush to ready Sochi

February 7, 2014 KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — There’s a Subway restaurant at the base of the gondola in Gorki City, but you can’t buy a ham and cheese sub there just yet. more »»

Images of the Olympic scene

February 7, 2014 Photos from Krasnaya Polyana, Russia... more »»

Weibrecht to ski two races in Olympics

February 7, 2014 KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — Andrew Weibrecht won’t ski the first alpine ski race of the Sochi Winter Olympics, but the Lake Placid native is expected to compete in two other disciplines later in the... more »»

Olympic biathlon track too short, gets extension

February 7, 2014 KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — Course workers added 40 meters (130 feet) to the biathlon track for the Sochi Olympics today because it was too short. The loop should measure 2.5 kilometers (1.6 miles). more »»

UP CLOSE: Reporters reflect on Olympics before heading to Sochi

February 6, 2014 SARANAC LAKE — Reporter Chris Knight held his 2-year-old daughter in his arms — blond pigtails bobbing up and down — and swayed to Inisheer’s Celtic music at the Harrietstown Town Hall Saturday. more »»

Biathletes test Olympic course

February 6, 2014 KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — The U.. more »»

First day in Russia

February 5, 2014 KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — It’s 7:30 this mornin. more »»

‘60 Minutes Sports’ highlights Placid tonight

February 5, 2014 LAKE PLACID — CBS’ magazine-style television sports show, “60 Minutes Sports,” will feature Lake Placid’s 1980 Winter Olympics when it airs tonight at 10 o’clock on CBS’s Showtime Sports channel. more »»

Lake Placid officials won’t make Sochi Games

February 5, 2014 The village of Lake Placid will not have an official presence at the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, however, local leaders hope to travel to Russia later this year to extend an olive branch to the... more »»

Lake Placid asked to back Olympic LGBT resolution

February 5, 2014 The village of Lake Placid has been asked to endorse a resolution that encourages the International Olympic Committee to promote future Olympic host cities to be more accepting of gay rights. more »»

Biesemeyer to speak at ESWG

February 4, 2014 LAKE PLACID — U.S. Ski Team athlete Tommy Biesemeyer of Keene will deliver the keynote speech Thursday night at the Empire State Winter Games opening ceremony in the Olympic Center. more »»

Saranac Lake celebrates local Olympians

February 4, 2014 SARANAC LAKE — Hundreds of people packed the Harrietstown Town Hall the evening of Monday, Feb. 3 to celebrate the upcoming Winter Olympics and the local athletes who will participate in the. more »»

Defending champ has changed over five Olympics

February 3, 2014 When Bill Demong goes to Sochi for his fifth Olympic Winter Games, he will end a career that has already seen him make history. more »»

After struggles, Weibrecht is ready for Sochi

February 3, 2014 Four years ago, Andrew Weibrecht charged down the super-giant slalom course at the Whistler Creekside Resort in British Columbia and won an Olympic bronze meda. more »»

Burke aims for redemption in Russia

February 3, 2014 Four years ago, Tim Burke entered the Vancouver Winter Olympics at the top of his game. The Paul Smiths native was riding the best season ever for an American on the World Cup biathlon circuit. more »»

Frenette hopes to soar in Sochi

February 3, 2014 Peter Frenette was a 17-year-old Saranac Lake High School senior when he made the Olympic team that competed in Canada four years ag. more »»

Lowell Bailey rides momentum to Sochi

February 3, 2014 For some athletes, being able to compete at the Olympics is a big enough thrill. Others just want to be able to say they gave it their all, regardless of how they finis. more »»

 
 

 

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